The Fourth Truning, the fourth generation of the current saeculum is taking over...
November 14, 2011 5:56 PM Subscribe
The Fourth Turning
posted by analogtom (32 comments total)
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is a book written by Williams Strauss & Neil Howe and published in 1997. Watch this 1997 C-SPAN interview
of the two authors describing their theory. It is pretty shocking looking back 14 years, the turning is happening, but will the results be like Strauss and Howe predict it? You owe it to your self to check it out.
There is a Fourth Turning blog
for more reading and discussion on the topic.
Here is a nice description of the generational turnings
What is a saeculum
Previously on meta filter, posted on September 15, 2001;
Have we entered a Neil Howe and William Strauss have written a series of books (really, the same book rehashed three times, but who's counting?) on generational cycles. Their theory is that we are due for a "fourth turning" in the first part of the 21st century: a catalyst event that causes an extreme change in public mood, causing us to go through a decade or two of crisis. For example, the 1929 stock market crash was a catalyst, and the Depression and WWII were the time of crisis. Was 9/11 such a catalyst?